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Re the beat it shots - I use them for my A marathons and has to be done. Anything that tastes that grim has to work! ....(screwing my face up as I speak), Its become part of my Marathon ritual.
NE / HPR - I clicked the link as well.. Cant believe it was fake , disappointing!
Fake news ... Fake news... (now I know how Donny Trumpster feels)
Jools - to be honest, Brighton not looking so good, last 6 weeks has been patchy training and I feel sluggish, like you were saying, the effort appears more than should for the given pace. But it might be alright on the night.
Managed a slow 16 miler yesterday and felt dreadful after it, not inspiring confidence.
Are we at that time of the campaign where we start talking about toe nail cutting and hair cuts yet?
NE - well done on the impressive Vo2 and MP runs, for me, the last MP run is usually the best indicator of on the day performance.
AWC - Another great MP run, the plan usually has a mini-mini-taper so to pull that out the bag with the recent mileage in the legs is impressive.
TR - all the best with the real world stuff. If theres any justice (and I think there is in this game) those LRs and MLRs should pay dividends in a couple of weeks.
Jools - well done on the PR fell race double post 10k double - I'm tired just writing that, you know what to do now........
Joe - love this bit, "plan was not to get carried away............Obviously I got carried away". Great results in both.
HA - great start to the week. I think for me, the question is not when to have a haircut but whether I do it myself. Was it tight fist Tuesday ?
Fairly quiet weekend here. I ambled up to the local PR thinking if enough fast peeps swerve it I could be in with a shout of first finisher as its often won in high the 19s or even 20s. Being passed in the first 2metres by a local sub 2:30 marathoner quickly put that thought to bed but a successful solo time trial for 2nd ensued and I'm happy with a course all time 12th position. (its only been going 20 weeks mind ) In more exciting news I got hold of some beet it, although not concentrated so had to down 500ml to get a similar dose. My stomach wasn't happy for a few minutes but with a bit more training it'll be fine come race day. I'm a bit disappointed though in the lack of colour effect. In further exciting news, armed with SQ's voucher code, I ordered some cheat shoes, so many thanks are due SQ. I just hope I don't piss beetroot juice on them in all the excitement this Sunday.
HA - Good point about the long range forecasts.. forgot about them
Looking good for Brighton currently
Macca - To be fair I normally feel Sluggish... just a bit more sluggish than normal ! Seems like a few others have been in a similar position George, Jools etc.
Good reps, HPR.
Nicely timed to bring you to the boil for this weekend. Good reps as well from HA – rapid, and NE. Impressed you ran to the football. Did you then watch in
running kit? Run back? Good time efficiency either way.
Backpack could have made shoulder feel more painful, Jooligan? Rest it up and you will come
good. You’re training has been a million times more consistent than pre-Abo.
Great MPing, AWC.
You know full well 6:52 is a 3 hour marathon. Adjust the target pace accordingly
and give it a real bash! Well done on the MPing NE as well. You have made such progress recently.
Good progression long run, TR. Have confidence – you have been so consistent.
Super racing, Joe.
Not a bad name to lose out to. So, have you now got lock laces in the VFs?
Can’t believe HA has
posted a weather forecast already. I took the bait and clicked – which will
mean I now check every day for the next 26 days.
Great parkrunning, Macca.
Slightly scary that you are only adding in the magic shoes now. Really excited
to see how well you go in Manchester. Good to see your enormously impressive
summary stats as well. Well worth looking at these to give yourself confidence I
I’d take sleet all day long, George. Actually, I don’t mean that. I’d take it during the race,
then demand sun the second I finish and to hell with those still out there.
Hamo – yet more
amazing racing. As I said on strava, can’t wait to see a 10k from you that isn’t
post 20M run! In all seriousness, I think you are going to trouble 2:40 in
London. Get a pint in for me whilst you’re waiting.
Upon returning home on Friday, I was greeted with a nice
surprise: the MV35 Bronze medal from the Trail Running Championships the
previous weekend. I know it is completely dependent on who turns up, but some
solid silverware that I will actually keep.
Had a window of opportunity on Saturday morning, so combined
a buggy-free parkrun with a long run. Despite the very thick fog, it was return
to the two lap summer course. It is potentially faster as there is far less
overtaking required, but it definitely hiller with significantly more grass.
Not a problem in dry weather, but the heavy dew made for a slippery run. 18:19 –
11s off a course PB. I was expecting to go quicker, but will really aim to
break 18 minutes there over the summer. A 15M ‘warm down’ gave me 20 for the
session. I couldn’t be bothered to work out the average pace of the three
different runs, but I suspect it would be just below 7m/m, so a good workout.
Despite treating myself to a steak after, I felt really drained all of Saturday,
and so was relieved to only have an easy buggy run on Sunday.
So, 327M for the month, even with a couple of injury scares.
Enjoyed hitting the riverside-trials with spoons this morning. Last big week
ahead. As Macca has previously
alluded to, it looks a little funny with no Friday MLR, but a double thrown in
on Wednesday. Recovery this afternoon in the sun I hope, before 6 x 1200 in the
morning. Snow is being forecast again!
AWC - I'm as good as anyone else on here when it comes to tapering!!!! And carb loading - I started 6 weeks ago!
George / AWC - Funny you guys should say that about dogs, I got attacked today again by a dog and ripped my good shorts.. They always seem to go for me. I must look like a rabbit or something!